Walnut 11, Flintridge Prep 7: A small 5-4 edge in singles play was not enough to carry the day for the visiting Rebels, who fell in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday afternoon.
“We probably should have won two more sets, but I think we still would have lost on games,” Flintridge Prep first-year Coach Hratchia Sargsyan said. “You have to give Walnut credit. They were a deep team.”
The loss caps an 8-8 season for the Rebels, who finished third in the Prep League.
Cartier Juan led the charge for Flintridge Prep as the singles ace finished 3-0.
Juan’s effort, coupled with a 2-1 effort from No. 2 singles player Albert Lee, allowed the Rebels to overcome a 0-3 outing from the No. 3 singles spot in still taking the singles competition, 5-4.
Unfortunately for Flintridge Prep, there wasn’t enough success on the doubles side, as five pairs combined for a 2-7 mark.
The Rebels’ top tandem of William Dixon and Koby Hiyashi finished 2-1 in registering their team’s only points in doubles competition.
“Even though we lost, I think it was still a good season. It’s actually surprising that we made the playoffs,” Sargsyan said. “We’re only graduating two players (Hiyashi and Lee), so we’re hoping to have a good team next year.”
Crescenta Valley 8, Glendale 0: Nolan Rea had three hits and drove in three runs in Tuesday’s Pacific League road win that kept the Falcons tied for first place going into the last game of the regular season Friday at Arcadia.
Crescenta Valley (19-7, 11-2 in league) got a pair of hits and three shutout innings on the mound from Bryan Wang, while Adrian Damla drove in two runs.
Burroughs 13, Hoover 0 (five innings): The Tornadoes fell to 5-16 and 3-9 in the Pacific League with Tuesday’s loss.
Burroughs 8, Hoover 1: Kaitlyn Williams had three of her team’s four hits in Tuesday’s Pacific League to the Indians. Hoover dropped to 8-13 and 3-10 in league.
Rio Hondo Prep 16, Flintridge Prep 6 (five innings): The Rebels lost their 17th straight game on Tuesday at home, losing to first-place Rio Hondo in a Prep League game.
Alex Tutwiler had a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBI for Prep.